Profile For SIlent Bob

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    2 years, 3 months ago

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Posted:  7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Is it possible to just jump into a truck and learn enough to get a CDL without school?

I got my cdl after taking 4 2 hour courses at a local driving school and took the road test with them and their truck. Then maybe 1-2 years later I drove over the road for Schneider for a few months before going to a local company. With the 1-2 years in between I drove for my family’s farm taking a 40 foot flatbed to pick up loads of hay and then driving dump trucks for harvest time. When I went to Schneider they asked if I went to a school I said yes and no because I know the schooling I had probably wasn’t up to their par. So they asked me about my driving experience which again wasn’t a lot because my round trips for hay were maybe 100 miles and didn’t do to many of them and dumptrucks were really only up and down the road. I don’t think many of the large carriers are to picky about the 160 hour certification since you wind up doing training through them anyway but you don’t have to pay for their school. Easiest way would be to call but I figured I’d offer my story and experience while I popped in and saw this topic.

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Overlength

Never mind I'm thinking opposites again

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Overlength

Why not just slide the tandems forward take some weight off the tandems and move it to the drives? Is 4-5 holes not enough to hit the mark you need? Or am I missing something?

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Appalachian mountains, questions and concerns.

Speaking of steep Pennsylvania roads and runaway truck ramps. I can't remember what road it's on, but I know it's near clarks summit pa. That runaway ramp goes up and on the other side looks like it's a cliff. So I hope it's long enough to stop people and those little guard rails hold up at the top.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Schneider first week orientation

Hey Jaybird i congrats on finishing your first week of orientation! I see from another post that you have the same TE I had just two weeks ago. Mark is very informative but a quiet fellow enjoy your time. Ask questions as well. Stay safe.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Phone interview with Schneider tomorrow

Nice man congrats! I'm going through the same feelings. I'll see you there!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Phone interview with Schneider tomorrow

Maybe! Good luck though!

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Phone interview with Schneider tomorrow

I just did a phone interview with Schneider 2 weeks ago for basically the same position. I am actually going to orientation in Carlisle on the 21st. They basically cover your job history, driving record, and any experiences of driving you have. Also tell you what to expect and about the position.

Posted:  2 years, 2 months ago

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Making the Jump

So after much lurking here and reading of Brett's book I'm finally making the leap into trucking. I start with Schneider on March 21st I must say I'm a little nervous.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What can I expect?

Thank you guys for the responses so I have a heads up. I am fine with training and will definitely appreciate it. Just was looking for an idea on about how much I'll receive. So Schneider would probably be the better choice in your opinions?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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What can I expect?

So I'm looking to get into trucking soon. I already have my class A for 3 or 4 years now but never really used it other then doing runs for the family farm. So when I apply to companies like prime or Schneider (I'm leaning towards one of these) what kind of training can I expect to receive? Will I have to go through all the training that people with only permits go through or start as the team?

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